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Georgetown College softball came up a game shy of battling out of the elimination bracket of the Mid-South Conference tournament Monday.
The Tigers (32-14) bounced back as best they could after an epic 15-inning battle to start the day. Georgetown scored first, but could not hold off CU (41-14). Campbellsville scored three in the bottom of the fourth and held on for the 3-1 win.
It was the fifth meeting between these two teams and all of CU's wins came from the long ball. Heather Oakley's two run blast broke open the 1-1 tie and gave her team enough breathing room to advance to the elimination finals.
"We played well," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "All our games with them have been pretty fast paced and with one or two hits deciding the matter."
Georgetown went 10 minutes shy of four hours in the early win against University of Virginia at Wise, a vast contrast to the hour and 28 minute game with CU. GC had six hits and stranded six runners. Campbellsville also had six hits, but stranded just two runners.
Shelby Engle started the game and went four innings before being relieved by Kayla Williams. Engle picked up the loss, giving up three runs on four hits with two strikeouts.
Engle also went 1-for-3 from the plate with the lone RBI as she scored Taylor Shaw, who was 3-for-3 in the game.